Wordpress/Smugmug PlugIn: SmugPress

alan.grahamalan.graham Beginner grinnerPosts: 3Registered Users Beginner grinner
Hi,

I was wondering if anyone was interested in a WordPress plug-in that integrates WordPress and Smugmug. I'm developing one, which I am calling SmugPress (best get the name before anyone else!!!).

You can see the front-end of the site at http://alangraham.co.uk/

1 page of the back-end is shown in the screengrab below.

There are quite a few bugs I need to iron out, however it is all more-or-less working. If you know a bit of PHP, and use WordPress, then I'm eager to distribute versions of this (just needs a little bit of tidying up!).

Currently you have to upload using SmugMug, however once I work out how to do that via the WordPress admin interface, it'll mean you can fully host and manage photo blogs within WordPress, while the photo-blog images are hosted on SmugMug.

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Anyway, let me know if you are interested....


Alan
_________________________
http://agraham.smugmug.com
http://alangraham.co.uk
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  • rainforest1155rainforest1155 SmugMug Support Hero Posts: 4,416Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 10, 2005
    Alan,

    looks very nice. I would like to try it out, but I don't have much time and probably won't use it very much.
    Nevertheless I could put some content on my homepage, because I still haven't managed to build some kind of homepage. rolleyes1.gif

    Sebastian
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  • mdmmdm Beginner grinner Posts: 9Registered Users Beginner grinner
    edited September 28, 2005
    You know it!
    Please do share! I'd like to use it as the basis for creating some alternative gallery layouts.

    Thanks!
    Michael
    --
    michael [at] themcdaniels [dot] net
    Hi,

    I was wondering if anyone was interested in a WordPress plug-in that integrates WordPress and Smugmug. I'm developing one, which I am calling SmugPress (best get the name before anyone else!!!).

    You can see the front-end of the site at http://alangraham.co.uk/

    1 page of the back-end is shown in the screengrab below.

    There are quite a few bugs I need to iron out, however it is all more-or-less working. If you know a bit of PHP, and use WordPress, then I'm eager to distribute versions of this (just needs a little bit of tidying up!).

    Currently you have to upload using SmugMug, however once I work out how to do that via the WordPress admin interface, it'll mean you can fully host and manage photo blogs within WordPress, while the photo-blog images are hosted on SmugMug.

    24504808-O.jpg

    Anyway, let me know if you are interested....


    Alan
    _________________________
    http://agraham.smugmug.com
    http://alangraham.co.uk
  • AndyAndy Bicameral New YorkPosts: 60,808Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 28, 2005
    i'm *in* would love it, please let me know how it's done.
  • Mike LaneMike Lane I � Unicode Posts: 7,106Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 28, 2005
    Andy the photographer / blogger???

    What don't you do man? I mean seriously!
    Y'all don't want to hear me, you just want to dance.

    http://photos.mikelanestudios.com/
  • DavidTODavidTO Mod Emeritus Posts: 19,160Administrators moderator
    edited September 28, 2005
    Can someone explain this to me?
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  • Mike LaneMike Lane I � Unicode Posts: 7,106Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 29, 2005
    DavidTO wrote:
    Can someone explain this to me?
    It's a way to get yourself a photo blog that isn't tied to the look of your smugmug account. You could get something like chromasia or chromogenic or any of the other fancy photo bloggers out there....
    Y'all don't want to hear me, you just want to dance.

    http://photos.mikelanestudios.com/
  • DavidTODavidTO Mod Emeritus Posts: 19,160Administrators moderator
    edited September 29, 2005
    Mike Lane wrote:
    It's a way to get yourself a photo blog that isn't tied to the look of your smugmug account. You could get something like chromasia or chromogenic or any of the other fancy photo bloggers out there....


    It's something you need to host elsewhere and link the photos to smugmug?
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  • Mike LaneMike Lane I � Unicode Posts: 7,106Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 29, 2005
    DavidTO wrote:
    It's something you need to host elsewhere and link the photos to smugmug?
    Yeah, something like that. I'm not exactly sure what the need to integrate with the smugmug API is. Why can't you simply link to images from a photoblog?

    ne_nau.gif
    Y'all don't want to hear me, you just want to dance.

    http://photos.mikelanestudios.com/
  • DJ-S1DJ-S1 Life is good! Posts: 2,303Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 29, 2005
    Sounds like a cool thing, but isn't using "smug" in the name a no-no? Better ask before you get too attached to the name...
  • Mike LaneMike Lane I � Unicode Posts: 7,106Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 29, 2005
    DJ-S1 wrote:
    Sounds like a cool thing, but isn't using "smug" in the name a no-no? Better ask before you get too attached to the name...
    Yup, forgot to mention that. http://www.dgrin.com/showthread.php?t=9093
    Y'all don't want to hear me, you just want to dance.

    http://photos.mikelanestudios.com/
  • luke_churchluke_church #Grinner Posts: 507Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 29, 2005
    Mike Lane wrote:
    Yup, forgot to mention that. http://www.dgrin.com/showthread.php?t=9093
    Mike, I don't think this thread means that you can't use 'smug' in the name. Don even suggested that Nik call S*E 'Smug Explorer'

    So I don't think that SmugPress would be a problem, whereas 'SmugmugPress' would not be OK.

    This is my read of it anyhow (hoping, I have a number of Smug* things in the works.... :-S

    But of course, it's up to Don and Blady... :):

    Cheers,

    Luke
  • Mike LaneMike Lane I � Unicode Posts: 7,106Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 29, 2005
    Mike, I don't think this thread means that you can't use 'smug' in the name. Don even suggested that Nik call S*E 'Smug Explorer'

    So I don't think that SmugPress would be a problem, whereas 'SmugmugPress' would not be OK.

    This is my read of it anyhow (hoping, I have a number of Smug* things in the works.... :-S

    But of course, it's up to Don and Blady... :):

    Cheers,

    Luke
    You may be right about that. I'd probably talk to Baldy or Onethumb about that just to be sure.
    Y'all don't want to hear me, you just want to dance.

    http://photos.mikelanestudios.com/
  • dominikdominik Big grins Posts: 48Registered Users Big grins
    edited February 23, 2006
    did anything ever come of smugpress?
  • SystemSystem Posts: 8,187Registered Users moderator
    edited February 23, 2006
    I am interested
    Hi,

    I was wondering if anyone was interested in a WordPress plug-in that integrates WordPress and Smugmug. I'm developing one, which I am calling SmugPress (best get the name before anyone else!!!).

    You can see the front-end of the site at http://alangraham.co.uk/
    I just saw this post and I recognize it is old. Is there anything going on now? If so I am interested in finding about it and learning about Wordpress and Smugmug working together, if that is possible.

    Thanks for any information that you might give me.
  • pjb923pjb923 Big grins Posts: 87Registered Users Big grins
    edited March 2, 2006
    I am also very interested in this. I just started using wordpress and would love to be able to integrate my smugmug gallery into it.

    Does anyone have any more information about this plugin?
  • tsk1979tsk1979 Major grins Posts: 938Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 7, 2006
    Where do I download this?
    Really want to try this out
  • Scott BuelScott Buel never trust a hal 9000 Posts: 134Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 7, 2006
    Anything cookin' with this?

    I know this is an old post, but I'm very interested, as well...
    Check out my galleries : scenes from the past

    Scan Cafe: let the pros do it
  • tsk1979tsk1979 Major grins Posts: 938Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 10, 2006
    Update from Alan!
    I started mailing him, and it seems he was not aware everybody was so interested, so I bugged him and he will start working again. It will be released in about 2 weeks as a wordpress plugin under GPL. So we can have it under hacks maybe?
  • SystemSystem Posts: 8,187Registered Users moderator
    edited April 10, 2006
    Great
    tsk1979 wrote:
    I started mailing him, and it seems he was not aware everybody was so interested, so I bugged him and he will start working again. It will be released in about 2 weeks as a wordpress plugin under GPL. So we can have it under hacks maybe?

    Good news! Thanks for the effort. I thought that this had fallen in a hole somewhere.clap.gif
  • WirelessWireless Major grins Posts: 162Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 10, 2006
    cool, I was hoping this would be released :)
  • LOVEphotosLOVEphotos Major grins Posts: 107Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 12, 2006
    C :): :): L ... would luv to check it out when it becomes available!
  • Scott BuelScott Buel never trust a hal 9000 Posts: 134Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 12, 2006
    cool!
    This is so cool! Excuse me if this is a stupid question (I usually get these "great" ideas with no knowledge of what is really involved), but I am wondering if I will be able to link MP3 posts from my Smugmug Wordpress blog? I know they would have to be hosted somewhere else, like on my GoDaddy hosting account, right?

    The reason I ask is because I want to do "podcasts" and feature them on my blog that will be featured as part of my Smugmug business.
    Check out my galleries : scenes from the past

    Scan Cafe: let the pros do it
  • alan.grahamalan.graham Beginner grinner Posts: 3Registered Users Beginner grinner
    edited April 12, 2006
    I am alive!
    Sorry everybody, I had not been following DGrin in a while.

    Yes every photo post on http://alangraham.co.uk is linked with smugmug. The image is held in a smugmug album but is referred via my own installation of WordPress. This means that I my smugmug accounts host the images (and the disk space/bandwidth costs that relate to this).

    I have to manually upload the images to smugmug, which I do online through adding the upload page for that album to my favourites.

    Once the image is uploaded I can graphically choose which image I want to blog about, it then creates a post which is "tied" to this image through the use of custom properties. As I prefer to have full control of my images I tend to upload them already sized to fit my blog (650 pixels wide or smaller).

    I will try and have the code ready for 10 days time. I have not tested it in any other version of Wordpress other than the one I have!


    Alan
    http://alangraham.co.uk
  • Mike LaneMike Lane I � Unicode Posts: 7,106Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 12, 2006
    I have not tested it in any other version of Wordpress other than the one I have!

    Welcome back:D Which version of Wordpress do you have anyhow?
    Y'all don't want to hear me, you just want to dance.

    http://photos.mikelanestudios.com/
  • flyingdutchieflyingdutchie Happy Snapper Posts: 1,286Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 12, 2006
    WordPress already has something similar:
    Kewl!! I just stumbled upon this thread :D

    I have also tied in Smugmug into my WordPress blog. It did not require an extra plugin or extra coding.

    In your WordPress installation directory, there is this file:

    /wp-admin/import-rss.php

    This allows you to import rss feeds.
    I modified the import-rss.php (as is described inside the file itself), put some protection around it (so that other people won't start importing into my blog :D) and whenever i go to this URL, i import the latest updates on my site into WordPress. Very simple, very kewl! :D
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  • alan.grahamalan.graham Beginner grinner Posts: 3Registered Users Beginner grinner
    edited April 13, 2006
    Hi folks,

    I have WordPress v1.5.1. Is that old?
  • Mike LaneMike Lane I � Unicode Posts: 7,106Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 13, 2006
    Yup, they're up to wordpress v2.0.2. It's much nicer you should give it a try thumb.gif
    Y'all don't want to hear me, you just want to dance.

    http://photos.mikelanestudios.com/
  • flyingdutchieflyingdutchie Happy Snapper Posts: 1,286Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 13, 2006
    Mike Lane wrote:
    Yup, they're up to wordpress v2.0.2. It's much nicer you should give it a try thumb.gif

    I'm running 1.5.2. I'm not planning to upgrade soon. It works fine for me as it is now. :D

    Mike, what functionality is improved over 1.5 that is really usefull for someone reading the blog, or what new services are added?
    I can't grasp the notion of time.

    When I hear the earth will melt into the sun,
    in two billion years,
    all I can think is:
        "Will that be on a Monday?"
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    http://blog.antonspaans.com
  • Mike LaneMike Lane I � Unicode Posts: 7,106Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 13, 2006
    Y'all don't want to hear me, you just want to dance.

    http://photos.mikelanestudios.com/
  • dogwooddogwood pixel hack Posts: 2,572Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 14, 2006
    very cool
    Kewl!! I just stumbled upon this thread :D

    I have also tied in Smugmug into my WordPress blog. It did not require an extra plugin or extra coding.

    In your WordPress installation directory, there is this file:

    /wp-admin/import-rss.php

    This allows you to import rss feeds.
    I modified the import-rss.php (as is described inside the file itself), put some protection around it (so that other people won't start importing into my blog :D) and whenever i go to this URL, i import the latest updates on my site into WordPress. Very simple, very kewl! :D

    Dutchie:

    Your blog tie-in to your smugmug site is awesome. I just hooked up with wordpress (I was using blogspot... wordpress seems a lot better though) and will try to mess around this weekend (after taxes-- groan-- of course) to see if I can do something similar.

    I'm continually amazed at what kind of hacks people here come up with-- and like many others-- I'd be very interested in tips or code that helps implement the wordpress/smugmug concept.

    Portland, Oregon Photographer Pete Springer
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